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A representative selection of papers published by the Vickers lab is listed below. PDFs of many of the publications are available by contacting Dr. Vickers ( or through the doi links.

Lee SG*, Fogarty-Celestino CM*, Stagg J*, Kleineidam C*, and Vickers NJ. 2019.  Moth pheromone selective projection neurons with cell bodies in the antennal lobe lateral cluster exhibit diverse morphological and neurophysiological characteristics. Journal of Comparative Neurology 527: 1443-1460. Published online 4 Feb 2019. doi:

Lee SG*, Poole K, Linn Jr. CE and Vickers NJ. 2016. Transplant antennae and host brain interact to shape odor perceptual space in male moths. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147906. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147906

Crespo JG*, Vickers NJ and Goller F. 2014. Male moths optimally balance take-off thoracic temperature and warm-up duration to reach a pheromone source quickly. Animal Behaviour 98:79-85

Crespo JG*, Vickers NJ and Goller F. 2013. Pre-flight warm-up muscle activation patterns are modulated by female pheromones. Journal of Neurophysiology 110:862-871

Crespo JG*, Goller F and Vickers NJ. 2012. Pheromone induced modulation of pre-flight warm-up behavior in male moths. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 2203-2209

Gould F, Estock M, Hillier NK*, Powell B, Groot AT, Ward CM, Emerson JL, Schal C, Vickers NJ. 2010. Sexual isolation of male moths explained by a single pheromone response QTL containing four receptor genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107:8660- 8665. DOI 10.1073/pnas.0910945107.

Hillier NK* and Vickers NJ. 2007. Physiology and antennal lobe projections of olfactory receptor neurons from sexually isomorphic sensilla on male Heliothis virescens. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 193:649-663. DOI 10.1007/s00359-007-0220-3

* indicates trainee in Vickers lab.

Last Updated: 6/1/21